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Proudly Swedish Ciders

Proudly Swedish Ciders

Rekorderlig cider was first created in 1996 by Anders and Helén, and their friend, Håkan, using the purest spring water from Vimmerby, Sweden where it is still produced today. Proudly Swedish, Rekorderlig has stuck to its humble roots, retaining its dependable honesty to become a much-loved, fourth generation family brewer. Cider lovers who yearn for something a little different are in for a treat as...

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Changing the Way the World Drinks

Changing the Way the World Drinks

14 September 2018

Seedlip, the world's first non-alcoholic spirits producer, was founded by Ben Branson in his kitchen in the woods with a copper still and a copy of the Art of Distillation, a document published in London in 1651, which had been re-purposed for the modern day. Apothecaries were using copper stills to make non-alcoholic herbal remedies in the 1600s, which had been recorded in...

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Sourced with the finest fruit

Sourced with the finest fruit

10 September 2018

Since 1087 the Luscombe estate has been a hive of farming activity, with cider being produced on the site since the twelfth century. However, it wasn't until 1997, when Gabriel David returned from a spell in Sicily to join his father in the family business, that they began crafting English soft drinks and juices from organic ingredients. New to Nectar this month are two...

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The Story Began in the Noughties

The Story Began in the Noughties

05 September 2018

Cotswold Cider Company's story began sometime in the noughties after its founder, Rory Souter, started fermenting apple juice from a few mature apple trees which had grown around an old Oxfordshire water mill. It wasn't until 2012, however, when Rory won Best Exhibit at the British Cider Championships that the company's plan was hatched - to bring really good, authentic cider to the people...

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Wild About Flavour, Imagination and Fermentation

Wild About Flavour, Imagination and Fermentation

29 August 2018

Wild about flavour, imagination and fermentation, the Wild Beer Co is set against the backdrop of the Somerset countryside. The scenic location provides the perfect opportunity to experiment with flavours; wild yeast is captured in a neighbouring cider orchard, and seasonal wild ingredients are foraged which are incorporated into their drinks. Although they produce some of the world's oldest beer styles, Wild Beer Co believes...

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A STORY OF FOND CHILDHOOD MEMORIES, WOODLANDS AND TINKERING...

A STORY OF FOND CHILDHOOD MEMORIES, WOODLANDS AND TINKERING...

27 August 2018

With a life long passion for making his own drinks and foraging for fresh ingredients, Aaron Darke founded Zymurgorium after a long period of brewing throughout his years at university. With a fascination for what nature can offer us never faltering, we now stock a second of his liqueurs: Cherry on Top Bakewell Gin Liqueur. Rebelling against the status-quo, bringing...

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100% Ugly Fruit

100% Ugly Fruit

22 August 2018

Rejuce began after Thomas Fletcher, a disgruntled chef who hated having to throw away perfectly good food, started working with farms and markets in a bid to reduce their waste. In 2012, after deciding that juice was the most sustainable option to help solve the problem of food waste, Rejuce was created. They began selling their juices at markets and festivals. Six years...

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Born of Love, Obsession and Madness

Born of Love, Obsession and Madness

20 August 2018

Early in 1998 in a quiet bar in Notting Hill Gate, Martin Miller and two friends set themselves the challenge of producing the finest gin in the world with no expense spared or obstacle too large to overcome; a gin that that was distilled to perfection and: 'tasted great, even when drunk neat'. Following the popularity of the first edition, Martin Miller have introduced...

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Innovation. Passion. Knowledge.

Innovation. Passion. Knowledge.

17 August 2018

Innovation. Passion. Knowledge. A proclamation of the brewery's culture and approach, Thornbridge beers were first brewed in early 2000, after the establishment of their first brewery in the grounds of Thornbridge Hall, Bakewell. Their initial focus was to create a range of cask beers that used traditional recipes but provided a modern twist through the use of a wide range of hops, malts...

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Sweetdram: Makers of Modern Spirits

Sweetdram: Makers of Modern Spirits

15 August 2018

Everyone else is making gin, so Sweetdram did something different: a juniper-free botanical spirit. It's spicy, citrusy and mixes really well with tonic. AND IT'S NOT A GIN. To make Escubac, they macerate 14 botanicals, including caraway, cardamom, nutmeg and citrus, for 72 hours, then slowly distil them on their custom copper pot still. The spirit is then lightly sweetened with raisins and vanilla, and natu

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It Didn't Start With A Recipe

It Didn't Start With A Recipe

13 August 2018

It started in 1999. A group of mates, a huge shed (and former crocodile farm) on the water's edge in Fremantle, Western Australia, and a passion for pale ale. All hailing from the beer scene, these guys wanted to brew hop-driven pale ales with distinctive aromas and delicious flavours. Thus, in 2000, Little Creatures Brewery was established. Dog Days was originally Little Creatures' second seasonal release,...

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It was the summer of 1885...

It was the summer of 1885...

10 August 2018

Giffard began during the very hot summer of 1885, when Emile Giffard, a dispensing chemist with an inventive, inquiring mind was living in Angers, France. Giffard had an interest in the digestive and refreshing properties of mint, and concocted a pure, clear and refined mint liqueur which he offered to guests of the Grand Hotel as a relief against the heat wave. Five generations later...

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Beer is Culture

Beer is Culture

08 August 2018

Unbridled creativity, free thinking that borders on insanity and visualisation of what a beer could be - how it tastes, smells, looks and feels, is what Sixpoint terms 'mad science' - a technique, they say, that is the foundation of their beers. Founded in 2004 in the rough and tumble neighbourhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn, Sixpoint believe that beer is culture, and their latest beer...

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Hartridges Add to their Range

Hartridges Add to their Range

06 August 2018

Hartridges was established by Francis Hartridge, who had purchased the Alliance Brewery along with three other pubs in 1882, and like a lot of brewers at the time, began producing soft drinks a few years later. Although the brew-house was destroyed by a Luftwaffe bomb during World War II in 1940, the mineral plant survived, forcing the decision to...

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Aber Falls: Distinctly Welsh Liqueurs

Aber Falls: Distinctly Welsh Liqueurs

03 August 2018

Aber Falls Distillery is one of only four distilleries in Wales, and the first in North Wales since the early 1900s. Located within a stone's throw of Rhaeadr Fawr, the famous Aber Falls waterfall, their spirits are distilled, bottled and matured in their distillery, using specially crafted Welsh ingredients from the surrounding area. They're truly committed to quality and a premium taste....

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